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Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

#1 of 2 things to do in Pearcedale Features Animals
550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale, Victoria 3912, Australia
+61 3 5978 7935
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US$ 16.18*
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Moonlit Sanctuary Daytime General Entry
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US$ 88.59*
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Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park Evening Tour
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US$ 107.08*
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Small-Group Phillip Island Penguin Parade Day Trip from Melbourne Including...
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Cuddle up to a koala, meet kangaroos, wombats, dingoes, and colourful birds at eco-tourism accredited Moonlit Sanctuary. Frequent animal presentations and encounters, as well as a daily wildlife conservation show. Evening visitors enjoy an award-winning, magical, personally guided tour by lantern light, meeting endangered species and other bush creatures. See bettongs, quolls, gliders and owls at their most active.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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550 Tyabb-Tooradin Rd, Pearcedale, Victoria 3912, Australia
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+61 3 5978 7935
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great park with variety of animals including Dingoes, Koalas, Wombats and Wallabies! You can buy small, inexpensive bags of feed and actually hand feed the wallabies. They will actually hold on to your hand and eat from your palm! They were so soft and sweet,...More

Thank Jennmc3
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for your review and are happy you enjoyed your koala encounter!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most interesting part of the moonlit sanctuary was feeding the wallabies and kangaroos, but the other animals were also funny and interesting. If you go and visit the wombat enclosure you won't see much at first, just a sleeping ball of fur. But if...More

Thank ClaudiaA109FX
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your review and we are very happy you enjoyed yourselves so much.The wallaby walk is a lot of fun.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really interesting park, where it is possible to see and deep australian wildlife and get in touch with kangaroos, wallabies and koalas. For a foreign tourist as me, it was an incredible and unique experience!

Thank ivanbo73
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks. Your experience is everything we want for a visitor.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So happy my husband found this place, it was one of the highlights of our trip to Melbourne. It's a conservation but they have so many different animals from koalas, kangaroo, dingo, and more. It's super clean and open, and the staff is so nice...More

Thank rsalas06
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So happy you found us! Thanks for your review and you will be glad to know your visit helps us with our conservation work.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place took me by surprise, we were able to feed and pat large kangaroos and wallabies without them being scared, very cool experience, never seen those kind of animals so tame, they just eat out your hand! Very cute when the wallaby pulls your...More

Thank lhincks
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Your visit helps us to continue with our conservation work.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very knowledgeable staff and patient with our two chatter boxes who latched on to our guide. Well cared for animals and interesting backgrounds. We loved the whole experience.

Thank Julieun1980
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad your youngsters enjoyed the experience, and our staff are always happy to answer questions about our animals.

Reviewed 14 May 2017

This park is super clean and very pleasant to walk around. Lots of active animals on the day we visited. We went with small children who thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Lots of interaction with the animals. Do buy a bag of food and why not take...More

Thank CFMelbourne
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for joining the Moonlit family by buying an annual pass. We look forward to seeing you at the Sanctuary frequently!

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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I've always wanted to meet koalas and kangaroos and finally got to fulfill my childhood dream at the Moonlit Sanctuary! Bought 2 packs of feeds from the reception at $2/pack and this was the most well spent 4 bucks! We paid extra to have the...More

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MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Feeding and interacting with the kangaroos is an experience I never tire of.

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Our family visited Moonlit Sanctuary last night for the night tour and we had a wonderful time. Our tour guide (Claudia, I think) was so calm and informative, telling us lots about the animals and the work of the sanctuary without being overwhelming. Although the...More

Thank Heidi K
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

The night tour is a special experience, and I am glad you enjoyed the owlet nightjar, one of my favourites. Thanks for visiting.

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Excellent price for the experience. Staff are very knowledgable. Kangaroos and wallabies come right up to you to feed them. Great for the family. Recommend highly.

Thank sleepy155
MiMi&Sue, Manager at Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review and we are glad you thought the experience good value. Your visit helped our conservation work.

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violetpilot852
I thought it might be interesting to head there first after leaving Melbourne. We could do the day tour, camp that night, and come back the next night for a night tour. Is there a campground you might recommend that will give us plenty to do that next day? Maybe on the beach? TIA
17 February 2017|
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Response from jen8579 | Reviewed this property |
Big 4 Beacon Resort was great! They offer camping and rental cabins. They are also located directly across the street from the beach. A 3 minute walk at the most
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celina2436
I'm planning to stay overnight during 18 March. Now I'm not sure i should go for penguin parade or Moonlit Sanctuary evening tours? or is it possible to go after penguin parade?
1 February 2017|
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Response from Bruno C | Reviewed this property |
Well,the sanctuary is in mornigton peninsula,the pinguins are in Philip Island wich is a over 250 km distance..If you drive would be a all day tour,but if you would do the sanctuary early morning and drive straight to Philip... More
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恩 洁
I am planning to drop by on the way heading back to Melbourne from Phillip Island, is there any public transport available?
9 January 2017|
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Response from MiMi&Sue | Property representative |
If travelling back from Phillip Island the only option would be the 10.18am bus from Cowes. You would have to get off the bus at Cranbourne where you would have to get a taxi to the Sanctuary (18km/20min). This should get... More
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